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Not Interested in Shorts? Wear a Denim Skirt for Spring / Summer

Good Morning!

Happy Memorial Day! I hope you are enjoying the day with your family. Maybe a cookout or just hanging out, and perhaps a jump in the pool. Our pool opened May 1st here, but I know many open on Memorial Day, making the official start of summer. I also listed some SALES going on now for Memorial Day. These are brands or stores in which i shop, and there are some good deals!

I know not all ladies like to wear shorts in the warmer weather. I enjoy wearing them from time to time , and will show some styles on the blog, but as an alternative, how about a denim skirt? I shared this item as one of the 10 Spring Staples for Your Closet, and do enjoy wearing mine throughout the Spring and Summer months.  Basically, a cooler version of jeans. I just can’t wear jeans in the summer.. the thought of the denim sticking to my legs does not appeal to me. So, I choose dresses, shorts, skirts- included this A-line button down denim skirt I bought last summer at Loft.

I have some pairs of shorts I will share that I purchased from Loft on a short buying spree a few summers ago. Let’s face it! It gets mighty hot here in the South, especially in June and July. September last year remained in the 90s. So, I had already mentioned wearing Linen, in this post- Trending Now-Linen, but you can also stay comfortable in a lighter weighted denim skirt.

What I liked about this particular skirt, is that the buttons down the front reminded me of an older style I used to wear. The denim is quite soft, which is another selling point for me. There is some stretch, so it moves with you. I also loved the A-line shape and slightly longer shape, making it flattering for everyone. There was a period of time when i looked for jean skirts and all I could find were torn or too short styles.

This skirt is something I wear often, and styling is easy. You can wear anything with denim. Florals are and I think always will be popular in the Spring, and they are some of my favorite prints to wear. I found this top with its peaches, lavendar, yellow and blue colors on Poshmark, from Anthropologie. If you hadn’t learned about the thrift site, Poshmark, you can HERE. I paid a whopping $15 dollars and it looked hardly worn. i usually filter and save certain stores, and Anthropologie is one I enjoy shopping for on Poshmark.

This top, like the lemon top I wore , which can be worn both off the shoulder or on. It has a flowy style and is very lightweight. That works for me!

I have found some denim skirts for you in the links below, if you are looking to purchase one for your closet. It is a piece that will be worn over and again in any season. . The links below are affiliate links.

Mummy’s little angels on a day out, watching the photoshoot and being good puppies!

I just love these navy floral hoop earrings from Baublebar!


Top- Anthropologie via Poshmark

Denim Skirt- Loft last year, very similiar

Shoes- Aldo via Poshmark

Bag- Rebecca Minkoff via Poshmark


Since it is Memorial Day, I thought i would leave you with some Memorial Day Sales-


Have a great day!

Jess xx

Mango MNG30 – 30 % off- one of my favorite stores. I bought several linen pieces recently.

Nordstrom– Half yearly sale- 40% off

Baublebar-up to 7o% off- so many darling pairs of statement earrings, Ive bought a few to refresh my wardrobe!

Saks- Up to 40 % off

Chicos- 40% off plus already reduced styles.

Rebecca Minkoff ( I have many of her bags and there are some great styles on sale!) 25 % off Sale items

Ann Taylor 40% off


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Start the Week Stylish hosted by Ana Luiza of Northwest Blonde, Michelle Paige of Michelle’s Pa(i)ge, and Adriele of Style Assisted

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  • Reply
    Samantha @ FakeFabulous
    June 6, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Jess, You (as always) look beautiful!
    Feminine and so stylish.

    Those pups of your’s make me smile every time I see their cheeky faces!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 6, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Aw, thank you Sam! They always make me smile 🙂 Glad you like the look! xx

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    Claire Justine
    June 2, 2018 at 1:35 am

    Great idea Jess. I love denim shorts but they never look as go on me as a denim skirt. My Son bought me a shirt just like yours for my birthday. You have reminded me to wear it 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Creative Mondays.

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      Jess Jannenga
      June 2, 2018 at 9:38 am

      Thank you Claire, I prefer denim skirts over shorts, but i do have my white denim shorts I will wear this summer. Thats great! I look forward to seeing you in your skirt. xx

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    May 31, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    what a great idea. I love to mix and match. While I sometimes wear shorts . I go with skirt and dresses most of the time. This skirt is cute and I love that you can add any top to it and it will go with it nicely

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    May 31, 2018 at 4:10 am

    Beautiful post! Your demim skirt is so perfect for summer!


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  • Reply
    May 29, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    I do love this style skirt – the look, not so much on me… I think, but it is very popular right now. I am loving all the different combinations of it, and fabric types.
    Anthropologie is one of my favorite stores too, so I think I am going to have to check out this Poshmark because WHAT.A.DEAL!


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      Jess Jannenga
      May 30, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Thank you! Yes, I have had some great buys on poshmark, and many from anthro. 😉 xx

  • Reply
    May 28, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    I agree with you Jess, the skirts have more style and could be worn more freely rather then shorts. Your little friends are adorable

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      Jessica A Jannenga
      May 29, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      Aw, thank you Anna! It has been raining a lot here, so this was one day we got to take them out with us. i will style some shorts, but do prefer a skirt in the heat. xx

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    May 28, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    I love your outfit here today. Denim shorts are something that is not a wardrobe option for me. I also prefer a denim skirt and have been living in my tiered version from Old Navy.
    I also love your hoop earrings and fabulous floral blouse. I hope you’re enjoying the long holiday weekend. I am out in the Hamptons and it is lovely to be with family.

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      Jessica A Jannenga
      May 29, 2018 at 4:29 pm

      Thank you Elle! do I know that skirt from Olf Navy/ i have been wearing this with different tops.. I loved that this denim was so soft.. one of the things that drew me to it. I hope you had a wonderful time with your family. My brother who has lived in Jersey City has been to the Hamtpons one summer, i never have been. It sounds lovely! xx

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    Suzanne Smith
    May 28, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    I haven’t worn a denim skirt in years! I tried one on last summer and wish I’d gotten it. I should probably look into another one because they are so easy to style! Your doggies are sooo cute! Happy Memorial Day!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 28, 2018 at 3:59 pm

      i bet you could find a cute one1 Yes, they are easy and fun to wear. Thank you! they are my baby bears ;-0 xx

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    May 28, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    I totally agree about denim skirts – they feel cooler than shorts to me. This one is adorable, with the retro styling and with your pretty floral top. Mummy’s angels are too cute for words. xox


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      Jess Jannenga
      May 28, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Thanks Patti! they are cooler ! I liked that about the skirt too and it has a denim tie for the waist. xx

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    May 28, 2018 at 10:28 am

    I always prefer a skirt to shorts, so much cooler. I have owned so many denim skirts over the years and I why I ever get rid of them just baffles me because they never really go out of style. The next one I get I’m keeping – remind me of that one day, ok? Lol. I really like how you styled this and those BaubleBar earrings have caught my attention more than once! Your sweet angels are precious too – my Sophie is always close by watching us take photos – I say Shih Tzus are just the lost loving. Sophie can’t bear to be away from us, even if it’s just the other room! Have a wonderful Memorial Day Jess!!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 28, 2018 at 11:18 am

      I will keep that in mind! Make sure you keep it’=- I have been wanting this earrings in blush pink , but they are always sold out! Awww, thank you! I didn’t even know you had a little shih tzu.Sophie is such a cute name. I agree, they are very loving pups and my boy Gibson is always with me, like my shadow. So funny that you go out for a few hours and to them it is like weeks! Happy Memorial Day to you too! xx

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    Cheryl Tucker
    May 28, 2018 at 9:46 am

    I love your denim skirt! I found the cutest one last week at our local thrift shop and can’t wait to style it! Happy Memorial Day!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 28, 2018 at 11:16 am

      Thank you Cheryl, I enjoy wearing it with different cute tops and jackets. i look forward to seeing yours! Happy Memorial day to you too! xx

  • Reply
    May 28, 2018 at 9:09 am

    I love my denim skirt—-it’s cooler than jeans but just as casual!!
    Your outfit is so pretty Jess!! Totally you and totally modern!!

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      Jess Jannenga
      May 28, 2018 at 11:15 am

      Thank you Jodie! yes, what I like about this one is the style and how soft it is. I think It will be mainly my denim skirt, denim shorts and dresses this summer. :-0 xx

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